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  • Americans are more polarized over climate change than abortion, polls suggest

    The Week - 08/15/2016

    There are differing theories about why the issue is so polarizing — Northeastern University’s Matthew Nisbet says that because climate change requires collective global action, “for conservatives that’s especially difficult to accept”; Yale’s Dan Kahan ties it to America’s growing political Balkanization, noting that if you ask Americans, “they know that scientists say we’re screwed” but for many that’s “not what activates them”; and Georgia Tech atmospheric scientist Judy Curry, a climate change skeptic, finds fault in the scientific community, arguing, “This polarization comes down to being intolerant on disagreement.”

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